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1. Game "Pohvalilki"

Children sit in a circle (or at their desks). Everyone gets a card on which is fixed to be approved by any act or deed others. Moreover, the wording necessarily begins with the words "One day I ..." For example: "I once helped a friend at school" or "Once I quickly completed homework," etc.

To think the job is given 2-3 minutes, then every child in a circle (or line) makes a brief message about how great he once performed exactly what is stated in its card.

Once all the children speak out, an adult can summarize what was said. If the kids are ready to generalize without adult assistance, let them do it themselves.

In conclusion, it can hold a conversation that every child has any talent, but to this notice must be carefully, thoughtfully and treat others kindly.

2. Play "What My mommy loves me"

Children sit in a circle (or at their desks). Each child in turn tells everyone what his mommy loves.
Then you can ask one of the children (wanting) to repeat what others have said. If it is difficult children can help him.

Then you need to discuss with the children if they were pleased that other children will remember this information. Children themselves usually conclude that it is necessary to be attentive to others and listen to them.

At first the children to seem significant, they say that moms love them for what they wash dishes, do not interfere with my mother to write a thesis, like little sister ... Only after many repetitions of the game, children come to the conclusion that they are loved just for what they are.

3. Game "Give card"

Adult with children for several classes draws cards with icons that indicate various positive qualities. The children need to discuss what each icon.

For example, a card with a picture of a smiling man can symbolize fun, featuring two identical candies - kindness and honesty. If the children can read and write, instead of icons can be written on each card any positive quality (necessarily positive!).

Each child is given 5-8 cards. At a signal from the leading children fastened to the back of his comrades (with duct tape) all the cards. Child receives one or another card if his comrades believe that he has this quality.

At a signal from the adult children stop playing and usually eagerly removed from the back "prey."
At first, of course, the case that not everyone is playing a lot of cards, but the repetition of the game, and after discussing the situation changes.

During the discussion, you can ask the kids, I get nice cards. Then you can figure out what nicer - to give good words to others or get them yourself. Most often, children say they enjoy and to give and receive. Then the facilitator can draw their attention to those who do not receive cards or get them very little. Usually these children recognized that they gladly gave cards, but they would also like to receive such gifts.

Usually, when you re carrying the game "excluded" children remains.

4. Game "Sculpture"

This game teaches children to own facial muscles, arms, legs, and relieves muscle tension.

Children are grouped in pairs. One of them - the sculptor, the other - a sculpture. On the instructions of the adult (or master-child) sculptor sculpts "clay" sculpture:

- A child who is afraid of nothing;
- A child who is happy with everything;
- Child, who performed a difficult task, etc.

Theme for the sculptures can offer adult and can - the children themselves.

Usually playing roles are reversed. The variant group sculpture.

After the game it is advisable to discuss with the children what they perceived as a sculptor, sculpture, figure what it was pleasant to portray what - no.


1. Game "Pohvalilki"

Children sit in a circle (or at their desks). Everyone gets a card on which is fixed to be approved by any act or deed others. Moreover, the wording necessarily begins with the words "One day I ..." For example: "I once helped a friend at school" or "Once I quickly completed homework," etc.

To think the job is given 2-3 minutes, then every child in a circle (or line) makes a brief message about how great he once performed exactly what is stated in its card.

Once all the children speak out, an adult can summarize what was said. If the kids are ready to generalize without adult assistance, let them do it themselves.

In conclusion, it can hold a conversation that every child has any talent, but to this notice must be carefully, thoughtfully and treat others kindly.

2. Play "What My mommy loves me"

Children sit in a circle (or at their desks). Each child in turn tells everyone what his mommy loves.
Then you can ask one of the children (wanting) to repeat what others have said. If it is difficult children can help him.

Then you need to discuss with the children if they were pleased that other children will remember this information. Children themselves usually conclude that it is necessary to be attentive to others and listen to them.

At first the children to seem significant, they say that moms love them for what they wash dishes, do not interfere with my mother to write a thesis, like little sister ... Only after many repetitions of the game, children come to the conclusion that they are loved just for what they are.

3. Game "Give card"

Adult with children for several classes draws cards with icons that indicate various positive qualities.

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